International LearningWestern International

Pre-departure Sessions

International Learning runs modular Pre-Departure Sessions for students going abroad.  There are three modules:  Cultural Adjustment, Health & Safety, and Academics (Academics applies to exchange students only).

How to join online Pre-Departure modules within OWL:

  1. Log onto OWL

  2. On the “My Workspace” tab, click “Membership” on the left bar

  3. Click the “Joinable Sites” tab at the top of this page

  4. Search for “Pre-departure” or “Pre”


Upcoming in-person sessions:

If you prefer in-person sessions, the options are listed below (you only need one of each: Academics, Culture, and Health & Safety). Registration is mandatory, due to room capacity.

Log-in to CareerCentral with your Western username and password.

  1. Select ‘Western International’ on the left hand menu. 

  2. Click on the event you would like to register for on the calendar.  

  3. Click ‘Register for this event’ 


Tuesday, October 6th, 3:30-4:30pm - Cultural Adaptation

Wednesday, October 7th, 12:30-1:30pm – Health & Safety

Wednesday, October 14th,  2:30-3:30pm - Academics

Thursday, October 15,  12:30-1:30pm - Academics

Friday, October 23rd, 12:30-1:30pm – Health & Safety

Tuesday, October 27th, 4:30 to 5:30pm - Cultural Adaptation


* All sessions are located in the Chu Centre, International & Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB).

Please contact us at or 519-661-2111 ext. 89309 if you have any difficulty.